Eloise, James and I are working in different roles in the Bracknell, UK HQ and we would like to share some wise words to all graduates planning to start their career in the IT sector. All of our new graduates are fresh from University this year, so they have some useful tips they would like to enlighten you with. Just for a bit of fun we also asked our graduates which software solution they would be and why. I’m Shanna and I studied Marketing Communications at Bournemouth University which included a placement year where I worked as a Marketing Executive at an SME called Unique Secure. Now, I am the Marketing Graduate for the Northern EMEA region which includes UKI, the Nordics and Benelux countries. Eloise studied American Studies at the University of Kent and has joined the company as a graduate in Channel Sales for UK and Ireland, an exciting new role for our business. And last but not the least, James studied BSc Computing at the University of Portsmouth. Similarly to myself, James also completed an undergraduate placement year as a Helpdesk Analyst for Porshe Cars Great Britain. He is now in a graduate role as a Pre-sales Consultant, communicating with customers all over the EMEA region. We asked the graduates a couple of questions. See what they had to say.
What are your 3 top tips for anyone applying for a graduate role in the IT sector?
If you were a software solution, what would you be and why?
Shanna: "I think I would be a KACE Endpoint Systems Management appliance. When it comes to organising a get together with friends, friends want to invite more friends. It can get quite complicated with our busy schedules and I find myself having to manage them to make it happen. In this case, my friends are the network-connected devices and I’m the one making the process easier for everyone involved."
Eloise: "Wow, tough question!! I would say that I am an Active Administrator. Much like the solution, at the moment I am carrying out administration tasks in my team to allow us to be more productive. This means that I take on roles which vary in their requirements but all proactively help the team with their individual jobs, much like Active Administrator helps to ensure that a company’s Active Directory is working efficiently. In addition, if there are areas where I lack the certain knowledge needed, I can call in someone to help me. This is the same for Active Administrator as there are other products which provide focused assistance such as Active Administrator for Azure Active Directory is a specific product for cloud-based Active Directory."
James: "If I was a software solution, I would be the 1 Identity Manager. This is due to wanting to be an integral part of the team, as well as being easily integrated with all the fundamental parts of the business. With my role, it is essential to work together other teams, such as the Sales team, a similarity with the 1 Identity solution which offers the ability to come together with our other products."